Sigh. The Guptas also voted…

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In this photo taken in September 2010 Atul Gupta is seen outside magistrates courts in Johannesburg. The wealthy Gupta family has been criticized or allegedly improper links to president Jacob Zuma. The Gupta family denies that it is corrupt but does not directly address accusations that it tried to boost business by influencing some of Zuma's choices for Cabinet posts, even allegedly offering the finance minister's job to an official. (AP Photo) SOUTH AFRICA OUT

The controversial family arrived in three luxury vehicles with three bodyguards in tow at the voting station

Johannesburg – The Gupta family also voted on Wednesday – in typical Gupta style, arriving in three luxury vehicles with three bodyguards in tow at the voting station in Saxonwold.

A Netwerk24 user who also voted at Saxonwold Primary said most of them wore ANC T-shirts. “They were a group of about 10 people and arrived at noon in three black SUVs and a black Mini Cooper.”

One of their security staff arrived first to scan the venue.

When the first SUV pulled up, a police officer shouted: “Ooh! Here come the Guptas!”

“At first, I didn’t understand what he meant, but then I saw the huge vehicles pull up,” the reader told Netwerk24.

When they got out, they looked like “regular people” dressed in track suit pants, jeans, T-shirts and flip flops.
After voting, the clan got back into their black SUVs. (Supplied, Netwerk24)

The three guards accompanied them to the voting station.

“They were greeted by the ANC ward councillor and other ANC members shook their hands. They had a nice chat.”

The reader said they were not given any special treatment by IEC staff. “They had to queue like everyone else.”

After voting, they re-joined the ANC members, and one of them shouted “Amandla” before they left.